The Police, this morning, barricaded the entrance to the Rivers State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Port Harcourt following a protest by some members of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state who threatened that there would be no election unless INEC allows the party to field her candidates for the Saturday’s election.
The Protesters are aggrieved over what they say is selective obedience to Court judgment by the electoral body, claiming that a Stay of Execution had been upheld by the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, the police blockade prevented both INEC officials as well as the protesters from gaining access into the commission’s premises.
The Supreme Court had upheld the judgment as well as struck out an application by the APC seeking to compel INEC, to recognize all its candidates in the forthcoming elections in Rivers State. But the police, on sensing the protest, stormed the commission’s office on Aba road and cordoned off the office.